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Have you been to downtown Toms River lately? We certainly think you need to make a stop. Downtown Toms River has so much to offer. Let’s start with the award-winning Toms River branch of The Ocean County Library. The library isn’t just a place to check out books. The library offers many adult and children’s programs, computer classes and exhibits.

After a visit to the library, why not stroll through the downtown to grab a bite to eat? Downtown Toms River has something to tempt any taste bud from Italian, Mexican and classic American fare.

Why not relax and enjoy some great food and drinks while dining alongside the Toms River? Hop aboard The River Lady for dinner and a cruise along the river.

No matter if you’re here for breakfast, lunch or dinner, downtown Toms River has it all. If live music is your thing, there are many venues in town to visit. Live bands play nightly at some of the restaurants. The Ocean County Library hosts a monthly open mic night. One Flight Up is a new venue that hosts many musical and art events.

If shopping is what you have in mind, downtown Toms River has a great mix of larger retail establishments, as well as small local shops scattered throughout the downtown. Stop by the stores along Route 37 in The Toms River Shopping Center. Check out the new shops at The Downtown Shops @ 53 Main where you will find eight small retail businesses all under one roof.

There is something for everyone inside this quaint spot. There is even an activity room that offers workshops and classes. What can be better than getting together with a few friends for a paint party or a DIY workshop?

Downtown Toms River is also home to museums. Swing by the Toms River Seaport Museum to learn all about the rich maritime heritage of the Barnegat Bay in New Jersey. The Ocean County Historical Society is dedicated to telling the stories of Ocean County. The downtown Toms River Business Improvement District hosts many events throughout the year including the New Jersey State Chili & Salsa Cook-off, Summer in the Street, Harvest Arts Festival, Cruisn’ Downtown, weekly farmers markets and the Christmas Tree Lighting.

When you’re looking for something to do, why not come Downtown and see what all the buzz is about? Visit our website downtowntomsriver.com or follow us on Facebook @ Downtown Toms River for all the happenings in downtown Toms River.

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